New Technology Initiatives round opens in June

The 2020 round of new Technology Initiatives (TI) opens on Monday 10 June. The Technology Governance Committee provides up to $3.4 million each year to fund IT-related projects that support the University Strategy, with an aim to innovate, improve processes or ensure regulatory compliance. Most of the the ideas for new initiatives come from university staff.

Previous Technology Initiatives include:

  • Extended IT Support – technology support for students has been extended outside standard hours and is now available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Special Considerations Workflow – the process associated with the submission and management of special consideration requests has been automated and streamlined, resulting in a significant reduction in the time taken for requests to be processed.
  • Redevelopment of the Subject Outline system – this has delivered an enhanced functionally-rich platform.

Active or scheduled Technology Initiatives include:

View the current TI schedule to find out about more active and scheduled initiatives.

TI submissions process

Call for new initiative expressions of interest 10 June
Closing date for expressions of interest 19 July
TGC meeting – expressions of interest reviewed
and feedback provided to proposers
6 August
First draft of initiatives completed by proposer 16 August
Secure initial stakeholder endorsement and
support from impacted areas and senior staff
23 August
First resource estimation workshop 26 August
Second resource estimation workshop 6 September
Finalise stakeholder endorsement, resource profile,
funding estimate and cost benefit analysis
16 September
Closing date for detailed initiative submissions
20 September
Release documentation to TGC members for review 27 September
TGC new initiatives meeting 18 October

The submission process is supported by an Enterprise Architect from the Division of Information Technology. If you are interested in submitting an expression of interest or would just like some additional information please contact John Smith, Senior Manager, IT Project Portfolio.